Since President Barack Obama recently voiced his support for same-sex marriage, many high profile hip-hop artists have come out and backed the President’s views. Stars including Jay-Z, Ice Cube, T.I. and Bun B have publicly stated their support for same-sex marriage.
The Washington Post examines he ramifications of these statements and looks into what they may mean for hip-hop.
From the article:
Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, responded to the questions I posed by saying, “Many male rap artists, Jay-Z among them, have been long grappling with the constructed versions of masculinity that they have been tethered to. If anything, President Obama’s performance of black masculinity — thoughtful, adaptable, and even progressive (if we consider the stance on same-sex marriage) has given many male rap artists the cover to explore the nuances of their manhood.”
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